CHIPPING: Young farmers to see how ice cream is made

Welfare TRIP - Chipping Welfare Committee’s annual full-day trip is on Thursday, June 2nd, to Llandudno.

There will be a stop for coffee and scones en route, then on to Llandudno for a three-hour stay to enjoy the seaside resort. Afterwards travel for a tea-time meal near St Asaph before returning home. The coach will leave Chipping bus stop at 9-30 a.m., returning by 8-30 p.m. All residents of Chipping, Thornley, Leagram, Little Bowland and Chaigley, aged 60 and over, are eligible to attend with partners. If you would to go, put your name and menu choices on the list in Brabin’s Shop as soon as possible, but no later than Thursday, May 26th. It is a 51-seater coach, so places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. For details contact Martin and Barbara Butters on 01995-61586.

ORGANICS - At the meeting of Chipping WI, Mrs Joan Porter welcomed members and guests and introduced guest speaker Ian O’Reilley who gave a talk about Gazegill Organics. Thanks were expressed by Mrs Doreen Kendal.

Raffle winner was Mrs Chris Firman and Mrs Pam Gornall won the competition for a pottery pig, Birthday flowers were presented to Hazel Robinson.

Members should pass their names to Margaret Whitaker if interested in joining the lunch group, meeting at noon in the village hall car park on Wednesday, May 18th.

The next meeting will be on June 1st when Robert Wood will give a talk on gemstones and crystals. The competition will be for something sparkling. Visitors and new members welcome.

YOUNG FARMERS - At the meeting of Chipping Young Farmers’, Club Russell Bury, of Bolton-by-Bowland, gave a very interesting talk on rearing pheasants and game-keeping. Thanks were expressed by Matt Parkin after which members finalised details for the Bowland Regional Rally at Gisburn Auction Mart on Sunday, May 15th – all members are busy preparing their entries.

In the recent county stock-judging training event at Chorley, Vicki Seed won the juniors and Christina Cowell was first in the intermediates.

In the county dairy judging finals at Holcombe, Bury, Peter Holden came joint first with Andrew Harrison, of Slaidburn YFC and Christina Cowell won the intermediates – well done to both Chipping members, whose points now count towards the Stock-judging Award at the County Rally.

Next week’s meeting is a visit to Uncle Bob’s Ice Cream, Chipping, to see the ice cream making process and members should meet at the church steps at 7-20 p.m.